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Transformers: Dark of the Moon's World Premiere at Moscow Film Festival with Linkin Park

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood May 23, 2011 at 9:15AM

Oddly, Paramount is taking Transformers: Dark of the Moon to Moscow for its world premiere at the 33rd Moscow Film Festival on June 23, followed by a live outdoor performance by Linkin Park in Red Square in celebration of the film. Director Michael Bay will present the film along with his producers and stars Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, and John Malkovich. More details and the riveting synopsis for Dark of the Moon are below:



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Oddly, Paramount is taking Transformers: Dark of the Moon to Moscow for its world premiere at the 33rd Moscow Film Festival on June 23, followed by a live outdoor performance by Linkin Park in Red Square in celebration of the film. Director Michael Bay will present the film along with his producers and stars Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, and John Malkovich. More details and the riveting synopsis for Dark of the Moon are below:




Paramount Pictures, Central Partnership and Moscow International Film Festival are delighted to announce that TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, directed by Michael Bay, will open the 33rd Moscow International Film Festival. Directed by Bay and written by Ehren Kruger, the film is produced by Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce. The executive producers are Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian The MIFF Opening Gala will take place in Moscow at Pushkinsky Cinema Theater on Thursday, June 23, 2011.



The third installment in this highly anticipated franchise will be presented in Moscow by director Michael Bay, producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce, as well as the film’s stars Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, and John Malkovich.

The world premiere of TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON will be presented in 3D. Media from around the globe is expected to cover the event.



When a mysterious event from Earth’s past erupts into the present day it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save us.



The movie opens on June 29, 2011 in 3D and IMAX 3D in date to date with the United States. ©2011 Paramount Pictures Corporation. All rights reserved.

This article is related to: Directors, Festivals, Franchises, Headliners, Transformers


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.